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"Solo: A Star Wars Story" rebounds for 4K home viewing


Alden Ehrenreich stars as Han Solo (Lucusfilm/Walt Disney Studios)

Solo: A Star Wars Story – After struggling in U.S. and global theaters, Lucasfilm's and Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment are expecting the Star Wars spin-off to rebound during its upcoming home video release.

Last summer Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm's decision to oust co-directors Philip Lord and Christopher Miller ("The Lego Movie") in the middle of filming in England, in what she called, "different creative visions."

Director Ron Howard with a long list of successful films including Oscar winners "A Beautiful Mind" and "Apollo 13" stepped in to direct. Howard on his Twitter account felt many Star Wars fans were protesting the movie because of the final outcome with "The Last Jedi." 

The worldwide box office was a disappointing $385 million, compared to $1 billion for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." It had received respectable reviews hitting 60 percent with Rotten Tomatoes top critics and 71 percent overall. 

The action-packed journey explores Han’s (Alden Ehrenreich) first encounters with future friend and co-pilot Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and notorious gambler Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), as well as his adventure-filled past alongside fellow street thief Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) and career criminal Beckett (Woody Harrelson). 

Lando (Donald Glover) and Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich)

Bonus features: 

Solo: The Director & Cast Roundtable Sit down with director Ron Howard and the stars for an intimate and entertaining discussion of the film’s making.   

Team Chewie See what it takes to bring your favorite Wookiee to life in this lighthearted look behind the scenes. 

Kasdan on Kasdan Iconic Star Wars screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and son Jonathan share what it was like to write the movie’s script together. 

Remaking the Millennium Falcon  Track the transformation of the most famous ship in the galaxy, from Lando’s swank and impeccable pride and joy to Han’s stripped-down hot-rod freighter with “special modifications.” 

Escape from Corellia Get behind the wheel for the making of this high-octane chase through the streets of Corellia. 

The Train Heist Explore the challenges and thrills of creating this action-packed sequence, including its remote location and spectacular effects. 

Becoming a Droid: L3-37 Meet the newest droid—and the talented actor who helps bring her to life. 

Scoundrels, Droids, Creatures and Cards: Welcome to Fort Ypso Take an in-depth tour of the rough-and-tumble bar where strangers mix and gamblers risk all in the legendary card game, Sabaac. 

Into the Maelstrom: The Kessel Run Join Han and Chewie at the controls of the Millennium Falcon to see how this legendary moment in Star Wars history unfolds.

Deleted Scenes

o   Proxima’s Den o   Corellian Foot Chase o   Han Solo: Imperial Cadet o   The Battle of Mimban: Extended o   Han Versus Chewie: Extended o   Snowball Fight! o   Meet Dryden: Extended o   Coaxium Double-Cross

The Millenium Falcon: From Page to Park – An exclusive look at the history of the most famous ship in the galaxy, its origin and development, and how it will translate in one of the most anticipated expansions in Disneyland’s history.


4K Ultra HD Dolby Vision for Streaming sites

4K Ultra HD disc not confirmed if Dolby Vision is included with HDR-10

AUDIO: 4K Ultra HD - Dolby Atmos 7.1.4

Blu-ray - DTS-HDMA 7.1 

—  Bill Kelley III, High Def Watch producer



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